Wednesday, August 17, 2011

spaghetti squash















1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup grated parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven, and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook only until tomatoes are warm. Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash, and place in a medium bowl. Toss with the sauteed vegetables, cheese and basil. Serve warm
* I like to use the shell of the squash as the bowl.


     

2 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I tried cooking one of these once. Mine didn't look like yours.

My Crazy Family said...

I love spaghetti squash. I use it in place of pasta also.